Monday, February 21, 2011

Harvest Monday Feb 21st

My Tai Sai cabbage is starting to bolt, unfortunately. In its defense, we have had some days up to 70 degrees. These are the fastest bolters, 5.5 oz of them (along with some green garlic). I'm keeping the slower ones for seed.

The Tai Sai went into my bento, stir fried with some pickled peppers from last summer's garden. On top is soba noodles and chicken. The sauce is for the noodles.

The exciting news of the day... We went to Westurf on a whim, since we'd been cooped up in the house all weekend. They were having a sale on their bare root fruit trees, so we came home with 11 different varieties of fruit: 2 grape vines and 2 grafted trees. The grapes are Thompson seedless and Autumn Royal seedless. The apple tree has Jonagold, Mutsu, Gala, and Fuji. The stone fruit tree has Santa Rosa plum, Fantasia nectarine, Blenheim apricot, and a yellow and white peach, whose names I'm too lazy to look up.

Fruit salad in the side yard!


  1. Way to go on the fruit trees! I like how you used the side yard. That's a great use of that space! We all need to not be afraid to use ALL the land we have to grow healthy food. I planted Rainbow Swiss Chard in a flower bed in the middle of my front yard last week. It will look pretty there in the morning sun. I'm also planning on two dwarf apple trees for my front yard this year since the back yard is pretty much filled up for something of that size. Keep up the good work!

  2. I guess that is one way to get a lot of variety in a small space. Good luck with your new fruit trees.